Re: Pain from removal of big toenail due to fungus

There are some areas that could be debated for some time. Every patient should be individually evaluated. Ones health, blood work, confirmation of fungal infection, degree of understanding, potential compliance, ability to pay for this rather expensive medication if you have no insurance coverage are among considerations.

Having said all that, for the years prior to having Lamisil which is really the best medication we have every had for fungal nails, an option for painful nails was the attempted permanent removal. The most common method (but not the only way) is to remove the nail and use phenol to kill the root of the nail so it does not regrow. Depending on ones health, age, circulation etc, it can take a number of weeks to heal over and the resulting skin to toughen up.

I do not know what procedure your doctor did on you, but a simple phone call (or in person) should get you an answer.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on October 06, 2005 at 22:38:03:

In Reply to: Pain from removal of big toenail due to fungus posted by Barbara on October 06, 2005 at 19:36:17:

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